ELON Musk has stunned space enthusiasts by announcing plans to send a test space vehicle to Mars in the first half of 2019. He made the surprise claims while addressing an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas in July. How long does it take to travel to Mars? There is an immense distance between Earth and Mars, which means any trip to the red planet will take a very long time. It's made more complicated by the fact the distance is constantly changing as the two planets rotate around the sun. The closest the Earth and Mars would ever be is a distance of 33.9million miles – that's 9,800 times the distance between London and New York. That's really rare though: the more useful distance is the average, which is 140million miles. Scientists on Earth have already launched a whole bunch of spacecraft to (or near) Mars, so we have a rough idea of how long it takes with current technology. Historically, the trip has taken anywhere from 128 to 333 days - … [Read more...] about How long does it take to get to Mars, how many light years away is it and what’s Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch?
FORTNITE has players intrigued by the introduction of a giant purple cube that is the first clue on the way to uncovering the mystery behind season six. The latest leak appeared to confirm that the cube is evil and will lead to a catastrophic event. Now it's consumed Loot Lake! Here's the full story on the cube's appearance and journey so far... What is the Fortnite purple cube and when did it appear? The start of Fortnite season five introduced players to temporal rifts which, as the season has progressed, has culminated into a large purple storm manifesting from a rift in the desert. On August 24, 2018, the lightening resulted in the appearance of a mysterious purple cube, that gives off residual energy that can cause harm to players if messed around with. However, then the cube started to move and fans online have figured out that the cube would roll for just one turn, roughly every two hours. In the build-up to the start of season five, Epic introduced a one-time-only rocket launch … [Read more...] about Fortnite purple cube – what’s inside it, what has happened to Loot Lake and is it a preview for Season 6?
FORTNITE is one of the most popular video games on the planet, but that might not save it from having to shut down for good this month. Rumours have resurfaced that the game could be taken down due increased demands. Here is what we know... Is Fortnite Battle Royale shutting down? Rumours of Fortnite shutting down were first pointed out by Twinfinite when a screengrab of an alleged tweet from Fortnite's official account started circulating. The post stated: "Due to the lawsuit against PubG on copyright infringement. We are sorry to inform you that Fortnite Battle Royale Will be coming to an end May 24, 2018. "Save the world will still be in development and we will roll out ASAP. Thank you all for the support." Fans needn't worry, however, as the tweet appears to be nothing more than a hoax. In addition to the grammatical errors and formatting inconsistencies, the tweet is also nowhere to be found on the official Fortnite website, or on any other social media accounts. While there was a … [Read more...] about Is Fortnite shutting down? A rumour claims Battle Royale will end – what’s the truth?
SONY has responded to Nintendo's success with their NES and SNES by announcing they will be releasing the PlayStation Classic, a miniaturised version of their original home console. The ground-breaking technology is set to reintroduce the nostalgia just in time for Christmas but is it available to pre-order and what games are Sony including? Here's the lowdown... When is the Sony PlayStation Classic released in the UK? The Sony PlayStation Classic will be released worldwide on Monday, December 3, 2018. The console will include two original controllers as well as a HDMI socket however gamers will have to supply their own compatible USB AC adaptor. It serves as Sony's first attempt to release a mini retro console, following in the footsteps of Nintendo who have achieved great success with the NES Classic Mini and a SNES Classic Mini. The miniature console will be approximately 45% smaller than the original grey PlayStation console. What games are on it? Sony has … [Read more...] about When is the Sony PlayStation Classic released in the UK, what games are on it and can you pre-order it?
FORTNITE season 5 is finally coming to an end after two months of new skins, locations, and a mysterious purple cube. A new Battle Pass will restart the process for the upcoming season as the game looks to remain fresh but how much do we already know? Here's the lowdown... When is Fortnite Season 6 released? As of yet, Fortnite Season 6 has no official release date but Season 5 is slated to end on Tuesday 25 September. Usually, the next season begins the following day however according to data miners, the new launch date has been pushed back until the following Tuesday, October 2. The Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks once more, which equates to around £8 and is expected to continue the new structure that contains tasks for both Battle Pass holders and regular players. Popular streamer Ninja provided a teaser for Epic's current plans for a seasonal Halloween event, that may also finally include the re-release of the much sought after Skull Trooper skin. What new … [Read more...] about Fortnite Season 6 – when does Fortnite Season 6 start, what new skins are there and has the map changed?